How do I copy a CD with Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Mike Tucker, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Mike Tucker

    Mike Tucker Guest

    Doesn't Vista have a way of copying CD's?
     
    Mike Tucker, Feb 14, 2008
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    Bob F. Guest

    yes.
     
    Bob F., Feb 14, 2008
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  3. Mike Tucker

    Mike Tucker Guest

    Thank you so much for your kindness and help.
     
    Mike Tucker, Feb 14, 2008
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    peter Guest

    open help&support
    type in CD Burning.........follow the instructions
    peter
     
    peter, Feb 15, 2008
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  5. If you're referring to copying an entire disc at once, no it does not.
     
    Richard G. Harper, Feb 15, 2008
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  6. Mike Tucker

    Bob F. Guest

    Mike...what people are saying here is that you need to be more specific. Do
    you want to copy a commercially bought Music CD?, A music CD you made? A
    data CD you made? Is it protected? Do you want an exact image or just the
    files copied? etc

    Native Vista will copy CD's in many of these cases. Also most PCs come
    bundled with 3rd party disk burning programs. Roxio is very popular and has
    additional features. Don't expect any of them to do illegal copies for you.
    No one will (or at least shouldn't) help you here.
    BobF.
     
    Bob F., Feb 15, 2008
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  7. Mike Tucker

    Mike Tucker Guest

    Tell me something: if someone asked you what the best way is to sharpen a
    knife, would you tell them how illegal it is to cut someone's throat?

    I did mean: how to copy an entire CD, a safety copy of my Vista backup CD.

    Regards.
     
    Mike Tucker, Feb 15, 2008
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  8. No, but we would need to know what kind of knife it was, what it's
    intended use is, and what tools you have on hand before being able to
    give a truly useful and pertinent answer.


    This is a start. Now we know that you don't want to copy a CD, after
    all, because the Vista installation medium is a DVD. I'm sure that
    you'll need to use a 3rd party application to make a usable backup copy.
    There are free solutions available, such as CDBurnerXP (which works
    just fine on Vista, despite the name), from http://cdburnerxp.se/download.

    And, unless you've at least one DVD-ROM and one DVD/RW drive, you can't
    make a direct copy, anyway. You'll need to first create an ISO file on
    your hard drive, and then burn a new DVD from that ISO file.


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    Bruce Chambers, Feb 15, 2008
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  9. Mike Tucker

    Mike Tucker Guest

    Now I'm confused. I did a Vista backup through Vista's own procedure, and
    the system asked me to insert a CD (not a DVD). I did so. Something was
    burned to it. And this was the thing I wanted to back up. (Just as I used to
    do with floppies back when God was a boy.)

    Regards.
     
    Mike Tucker, Feb 16, 2008
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  10. To repeat - there is no tool in Vista that can copy an entire disc - not a
    CD, not a DVD, not one that you have burned, not a backup disc, not one that
    you have bought. There is no way to make a copy of an entire disc in Vista.
    You need a third party program to do that.
     
    Richard G. Harper, Feb 16, 2008
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  11. Mike Tucker

    Mick Murphy Guest

    You need 3rd party software to burn complete copies of disks.
    I used to use Nero 6.6 in XP. Have not tried in vista, as I Ihate the later
    Nero versions..
     
    Mick Murphy, Feb 16, 2008
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  12. Mike Tucker

    Chris Game Guest

    So why not go through that same procedure again?
     
    Chris Game, Feb 16, 2008
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  13. Oh, I see. I misunderstood and thought you wanted to make a backup
    copy of the Vista installation disk.

    I'm not sure, though, why you'd want two copies of the same data backup
    CD. As time goes by the data on the disk will be increasingly useless
    to you, as you change files, add new ones, delete items no longer
    useful, etc. Be that as it may, there is no native Vista tool to make
    copies of an entire CD; you'll still need to use a 3rd party solution to
    copy that copy.

    And -- most importantly -- don't forget to create a new backup every so
    often (weekly or monthly,at least) so you'll always have a reasonably
    current backup, should something go wrong.


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    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

    Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

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    killed a great many philosophers.
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    Bruce Chambers, Feb 16, 2008
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